Views and Reviews Interview: Kinshasha Kambui, a ‘Natural Woman’ with a mission by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet Whatever the area—politics, social activism, media, arts—when Kinshasha Kambui is involved, everyone from grassroots folk to people in business suits perk up their ears and pay close attention.
Film note: Love among the ‘Savages’ by Stephen Sporer, TC Daily Planet While The Savages is certainly a film any audience can connect to, those with siblings will find Tamara Jenkins’s new work particularly resonant. Jenkins, who wrote and directed the film with great delicacy, showcases the multi-layered competitiveness siblings share after years of family drama and history.
Touareg band serves music of ‘proudest people on earth’ by Susan Budig, Mshale Their music, played on a handful of electric guitars and one bongo drum, is as arresting as their costume. On a Saturday evening, shortly after 8 o’clock, six tunic-clad and turbaned musicians troop across the Cedar Cultural Center’s stage and with a brief ‘bonsoir,’ launch into their unique sound.
Bebe Cools’ concert in Minnesota by Helen It’s Saturday night and I’ve just walked into Blue Nile Restaurant. Bebe Cool, Uganda’s talented Ragga artist will be performing later tonight, and I have no notion of what to expect. At the moment, DJ Kevo from Kenya is at the turntables enticing the crowd to the dance floor.
NEW IN VOICES Breakfast – not political deception – brings success in school by State Senator John Marty The Minnesota Legislative Commission on Poverty recently heard disturbing testimony about the school breakfast program: Some schools provide breakfast to students on days when there are standardized tests. After all, it makes good sense to do so.
But what about other days? Is it acceptable to have students sitting in class with empty stomachs on any day?